Author Topic: Dayton Titanic Mk3 15" build  (Read 20780 times)

Offline Timber_MG

Re: Dayton Titanic Mk3 15" build
« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2010, 07:30:02 AM »
The beauty of the tubes is in the stiffness and simplicity of construction.

Offline Robert_E

Re: Dayton Titanic Mk3 15" build
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2010, 07:37:02 PM »
Last weekend I didn't get to continue the build but this weekend I got some work done.

I'm busy with the second subwoofer's end caps at the moment so no new pics besides this internal port support and flare ring.

It took me about 5 or 6 hours to make this thing...

After cutting and gluing the discs together I routed the outlines of the cutouts on both sides leaving a thin bit of wood in the middle to keep the cut-out pieces in place until I was done with the rounding bit. (To help support the router when I rounded the thin outer rim)


Here is the finished ring with flares.




Incidentally that primer pink discarded subwoofer box is the 'workbench'.... my back is totally shot at the moment.


Offline Robert_E

Re: Dayton Titanic Mk3 15" build
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2010, 07:39:50 PM »
Does anybody know where I can get the 'feet' turned? The ones that'll be between the base plate and the bottom endcap.
I don't know anybody with a wood lathe.

Offline SeanS

Re: Dayton Titanic Mk3 15" build
« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2010, 08:50:30 PM »
Shees.. thats quite an intricate MDF creation..

I can't imagine you'd need anyones assistance if you can pull that off!! :)

Offline chris

Re: Dayton Titanic Mk3 15" build
« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2010, 09:14:32 PM »
What do they look like, don't want to volenteer if it's out of my league.
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Re: Dayton Titanic Mk3 15" build
« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2010, 07:48:06 AM »
I believe he's looking for 3 straight round stumps of 10cm long, 5-6 cm in diameter.
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Offline Timber_MG

Re: Dayton Titanic Mk3 15" build
« Reply #21 on: June 28, 2010, 08:27:36 AM »
I have a metal lathe that should do that trick if you need three cylinders in Pta.

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Re: Dayton Titanic Mk3 15" build
« Reply #22 on: June 28, 2010, 09:28:33 AM »
I have a metal lathe that should do that trick if you need three cylinders in Pta.

Cool, just spoke with Robert, he said he'll need 8 of 11cm x 5cm with 10mm hole through :)
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Offline chris

Re: Dayton Titanic Mk3 15" build
« Reply #23 on: June 28, 2010, 11:42:42 AM »
Sounds doable. I'm in Benoni
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Offline Robert_E

Re: Dayton Titanic Mk3 15" build
« Reply #24 on: June 28, 2010, 06:08:42 PM »
Thanks guys, pm's sent.

Offline Enigma_2k4

Re: Dayton Titanic Mk3 15" build
« Reply #25 on: June 28, 2010, 06:14:21 PM »
Oh my goodness, that is some crazy intricate MDF work. WOW, I can;t imagine I;d have the patience to do that. But after seeing this, I really need to get myself a router! :D

Offline Robert_E

Re: Dayton Titanic Mk3 15" build
« Reply #26 on: July 18, 2010, 07:20:01 PM »
Finally woodwork is complete. All that's left is to make the legs but at least all the routing and gluing is finished now.

I just need to figure out how to get a satin black finish like that of my MFW-15. Painting will begin next weekend.

Offline dotVIBE

Re: Dayton Titanic Mk3 15" build
« Reply #27 on: July 18, 2010, 07:29:04 PM »
pics!!!!
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Offline Robert_E

Re: Dayton Titanic Mk3 15" build
« Reply #28 on: July 18, 2010, 07:38:49 PM »
Sorry DV, had the camera there but forgot to take more pics :(

Will post new ones next weekend!

Offline JimGore

Re: Dayton Titanic Mk3 15" build
« Reply #29 on: July 19, 2010, 06:01:11 AM »
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I just need to figure out how to get a satin black finish like that of my MFW-15.
Hi Robert,

Are you finising in enamel, or 2K?  If you are using enamel, you can buy satin paint from any good paint shop.  For 2K, you will need to add "matting paste" to the paint.

Alternatively, finish with gloss, then let it cure for a number of weeks.  After fully cured, use Liberon 0000 grade steel wool (from a good woodworking supplier) and some furniture paste wax, and rub the paint job down with the steel wool dipped in the wax.  It gives a beautiful and smooth satin finish.

Ian.